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Rio Rolls Out Three Massive Midnight Programs

The Rio International Festival - one of the marquee film events in all of South America - has rolled out their midnight programs and, once again, there is lots there to love. And, yes, I did say programs, plural, as...

AMARÉ: A Brazilian Sci-fi Musical From Producer of THE FOSTERING

Here is an upcoming film coming out of Brazil with a compelling premise. Amaré, Spanish for 'I Love You' (putting that in my pocket for my trip South in November), is a new sci-fi/musical hybrid coming in the early part...

Morbido Fest 2016: The Invasion of Mexico City

Looks like the Morbido family is sticking close to home this year as the ninth edition of one of the most important Latin American genre film festivals is staying in Mexico City this year. While we have loved going to...

Toronto 2016: Exclusive Clip From Doc BEAUTIES OF THE NIGHT

As the Toronto International Film Festival nears we who live here, at ground zero, are bracing ourselves for the din of stardom and fandom in our city's streets.  ScreenAnarchy will be on task to provide you coverage leading up to...

FRANCESCA: Three Disc Edition From Unearthed Films in September

A heads up for all you Giallo film fans out there that the Argentinian giallo flick Francesca from Luciano and Nicolás Onetti will be coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 27th courtesy of Unearthed Films.    It’s been 15 years...

Watch New Creepy Trailer for Jorge Olguin's WHISPERS OF THE FOREST

Nearly three years ago, we published a creepy trailer for Jorge Olguin's Whispers of the Forest (Gritas del Bosque) and now the 3D horror movie is finally heading for theatrical release in its native Chile. A new trailer is just...

Locarno 2016 Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Ups the Ante

Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...

Lima 2016 Review: A Couple Reopens Old Wounds In LA ULTIMA TARDE

Estranged couple Laura (Katerina D’Onofrio) and Ramón (Lucho Cáceres) meet up after 19 years to sign their long overdue divorce papers. A bureaucratic mishap -- anyone who’s ever been to a public office in Peru sadly knows how common those...

The Apocalypse Arrives In Trailer For Gorgeous Brazilian SciFi Short LUNATIQUE

Though we didn't know his name we've been admiring the work of Gabriel Kalim Mucci in these parts for years. Mucci first crossed our desk as the cinematographer on Carlos Ganaian's fabulous short film Akai and he moves now into...

Lima 2016 Review: In EPITAFIO, Man Dares To Defy Nature

In 1519, Spanish conquistador Diego de Ordaz was tasked by Hernán Cortés – then in the midst of conquering Mexico – with ascending to the top of the Popocatepetl, the second highest volcano in the country, at over 17,000 feet...

Lima 2016 Review: LA LUZ EN EL CERRO, A Morality Play in the Andes

As Lima Film Festival’s 20th edition kicks into high gear this week, it’s been refreshing to see that most of the Peruvian films both in and out of competition are all pretty solid; it’s a sign that local cinema is...

DVD Review: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, Desperately Seeking Solutions

It's a nightmare. When a beloved family member falls victim to a debilitating illness, it's devastating. When the diagnosis becomes terminal, the pain becomes indescribable. When a possible medical alternative is refused to your loved one because of bureaucracy, desperation...

Exclusive Clip: A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, "This Will Get Worse"

A cry of pain stabs through the night. It awakens Sonia (Jana Raluy), who is quickly stirred into action. It motivates her actions throughout A Monster With a Thousand Heads, directed by Rodrigo Plá, an angry commentary on the state...

Guanajuato 2016 Review: EL TAMAÑO SÍ IMPORTA, Starring Ximena Ayala And Vadhir Derbez

Rafa Lara’s El Tamaño Sí Importa, which world premiered at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, is a romantic comedy that merely intends to sell its two protagonists as rising Mexican stars: The Amazing Catfish’s Ximena Ayala and Eugenio Derbez’s 25-year-old...

After KRYPTONITA Get Ready For NAFTA SUPER

It was back in October of 2015 that we first reported on Nicanor Loreti's adaptation of Leo Oyola's novel Kryptonita. A delirious inversion and translocation of super hero tropes into the slums of Buenos Aires where the truly heroic are...

BELZEBUTH Is Coming

While there's always been a certain darkness to the films of Mexico's Emilio Portes - winner of a fistful of Mexican academy awards for his Alex de la Iglesia styled action horror comedy Pastorela - that darkness has always been...

Guanajuato 2016 Dispatch: Demián Bichir on Jorge Michel Grau's 7:19

The opening night film for the second half of Guanajuato 2016 (the one that takes place in Guanajuato Capital) was Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19, a drama set in the historic morning of 19 September, 1985, when Mexico City suffered a...

Frontières@Fantasia Celebrates Massive Eighth Edition

On Monday morning in Montreal you would not have guessed that a few hundred industry professionals (and some guy with a pen and a notepad) had their way with the city that weekend. But by Monday evening it was even...

BiFan 2016 Review: EVA DOESN'T SLEEP Spins a Elliptical and Thought-Provoking Tale

Few politician's wives have been as mythologized as Eva Peron. The wife of the President of Argentina in the late 1940s, she reached iconic status during her life, as a poor girl from the countryside who married well, rose to...

BLONDIE (A Loira do Banheiro): Watch This Short Film From The Makers of THE FOSTERING

There I was last night chatting with Dante Vescio, one half of the duo from the Brazilian horror flick The Fostering, and he tells me that they made a short, Blondie, that won the horror section of the online competition My...